A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: You can get cheap (and legal! Wink) advertising by donating a challenge prize! Go here for more info.
Total Members: 297,023
Currently Running With Scissors:
400 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Reusable To Do List organizer!  (Read 10208 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
pickled_peppers
« on: February 05, 2008 04:31:20 PM »

Okay, my resolutions this year were 
1) Be more organized,
2) Get to know my sewing machine better and increase my sewing skills,
3) Be more eco-friendly, and
4) Stop chewing on my fingers. (a strange habit, yes, but it's a nervous thing. And I'm getting tired of the raw skin, chewed-up look, and hangnails. Yeesh. Lips sealed )

When I saw this challenge, I thought for forever what I could do that would help me with almost all of my resolutions, but I couldn't think of anything. Huh Then it came to me. Last night. Hardly a day left to craft! Shocked
Luckily I had everything I needed. I started crafting right away.

I just finished! Cheesy Whew! I apologize for the bad lighting. Undecided
Here it is! The reusable To Do List organizer!

Empty.

Full!

These are the index cards that list my 'to dos'. I list the task on one end, and when I complete my task, I flip the card over so it says 'done!' Genius! Grin

Tasks in the pockets! I don't know if they're readable... they're just examples.

Here's where I keep the tasks that I'm not using. Grin

Action shot!

The organizer covers three of my resolutions! It's organized and helps me stay organized, I learned a lot from sewing it together, and it's eco-friendly! Writing a to-do list on a piece of paper then throwing it out at the end of the day meant eventually going through a lot of paper. I'm saving that paper by using my re-usable to do list.
(I realize of course that dry-erase boards work the same way.... but that's not helping my sewing skills Wink )

The organizer measures about 12" by 39.5", including the dowel. It has 21 pockets for the tasks, and one storage pocket. It took me about 3 (frustrating) hours to make! Grin But it gave my hands something to do.... so I guess it helped with my fourth resolution too Wink

P.S- these pictures don't do the organizer justice. It's really much brighter in person. Cool I didn't finish until it was dark out though, so I had to use artificial lighting. The pictures also look a little cramped, so I'll provide links (in order) so you can view the pictures closer to their original size. Grin
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/emptyorganizer.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/fullorganizer.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/indexcardexample.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/indexcardshot.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/pocketshot.jpg
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l46/crochetcrazy13/hangingexample.jpg

Thanks for looking! Comments welcome! Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Open to personal swaps Cheesy

My Etsy ... preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.nutsaboutcrochet13.etsy.com')

Follow me on Tumblr for all of my crochet projects!
http://whenidreamidreaminyarn.tumblr.com
rira
Offline Offline

Posts: 2451
Joined: 23-May-2006

like a good book, i can't put this day back.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008 04:49:26 PM »

i think this is an amazing idea. great great job. it's on my list of things now.

great!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think...(Christopher Robin) 

it'll be ok in the end. if it's not OK, it isnt the end
eternallyeve
Tutorial Contributor

Offline Offline

Posts: 1420
Joined: 04-Jan-2005

Live - Love - Create


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008 05:50:56 PM »

Quote
Buy more index cards....Done!
LOL, how cool.

A fabulous way to keep things organised, you should collage them all together at the end of the year with pictures of each goal you have achieved, that would get you ready for next year.

Eve
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Come visit me Smiley
Website - Gallery - Blog - Tutorials - Store

Our collaborative craft blog!
Hand Made-n's
Juniper_Ann
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2008 07:51:28 PM »

So cute!  What a way to positively motivate yourself.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Be the change you want to see in the world - -Gandhi
sarahswingset
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008 11:33:00 PM »

awesome!  great job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

caytelyn
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008 12:29:10 AM »

Totally brilliant! Make being organized fun... what a good idea! I can totally see myself actually getting things done, just so I can flip over the card.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Here is the rainbow I've been prayin' for..."

http://www.ehow.com/members/CayteLyn.html
beethechange
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2008 09:10:32 AM »

That's such a great idea! It's good to have everything like that in one place so you can center in & get it done! Love your idea, I would do the cards in a bright color so they would pop out a little more.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Chiemi
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2008 08:15:28 AM »

I love it!  May I please copy you?  I totally need something like this!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
FruityLoops
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Location: UK
Offline Offline

Posts: 2032
Joined: 11-Jun-2007

... and that's why I don't like cricket


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2008 10:51:24 AM »

Wow I'm really loving that, I'm such a list person and I especially love crossing things of lists but that's such a cool and pretty way of doing it!!  Clever idea Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

pickled_peppers
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2008 03:37:26 PM »

Quote from: Chiemi
I love it!  May I please copy you?  I totally need something like this!
Sure! I can try posting a tute if anyone's interested. I've never posted a tutorial before though, but I've seen several and used several and I'm sure I can manage. Grin

THIS ROCKS   Logged

Open to personal swaps Cheesy

My Etsy ... preg_replace('/(.{19})/', '$1 ', 'www.nutsaboutcrochet13.etsy.com')

Follow me on Tumblr for all of my crochet projects!
http://whenidreamidreaminyarn.tumblr.com
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Adjust Light and Shadows in Photoshop Elements
How to Correct Contrast in Adobe Photoshop Elements
Photoshop CS4 - Software Review Part 2/2
Photoshop CS4 - Software Review Part 1/2
How to Correct Distortions - Photoshop
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Faux Cross Stitch Sweatshirt
More Great Crafts Using Cardboard Tubes
Meatless Monday: No Meat Lasagna

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.